Dems are up 15 points in Clark (it was 16 in 2012), which is a point above registration, and that firewall is going to get to 60,000-plus, unless something strange happens. I repeat: Trump appears to have no path here, but the Senate race is not quite over yet.
Statewide turnout is now 31 percent of all voters — Democrats are at 34.6 percent, Republicans at 33.9 percent and others at 23 percent. The Republicans actually have a slight turnout lead in Clark — 34.9 percent to 34.3 percent, showing why that 142,000 Democratic registration lead matters. The Democratic turnout edge in Washoe is nearly 4 points (37-33).
Now you KNOW I’m gonna get my vote on the very first day, the very first hour of early voting here in Las Vegas.
Long lines showing up all over the city (you can even vote at your grocery store!), but my polling place was moving along quite smoothly.
No shenanigans, no ugliness – just good, clean electoral processes happening on a gorgeous Nevada day.
Early voting accounts for nearly 50% of the vote in Nevada in presidential election years. And in those cycles with the presidency on the ballot, around 80% of registered voters show up to make their voices heard – 81% in 2012, 80% in 2008 and 79.9% in 2004.
If you need info about where to vote in Las Vegas, click here.
Now go vote, and if you’ve already voted come see me today at Las Vegas PRIDE in Sunset Park. I’ll be hosting the mainstage from 5-7PM!
Clinton also plans to criticize what Democrats call Republican efforts to restrict voting — especially for African Americans and Latinos — through devices like voter identification laws.
“This is, I think, a moment when we should be expanding the franchise,” Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta tells The Washington Post. “What we see in state after state is this effort by conservatives to restrict the right to vote.”
Personally, I’m very supportive of the idea of more early voting days. Shorter time frames mean less folks are involved in the democratic process.
Plus, should there be some problem at the polls, it might give voters a chance to go address the issue and come back to vote.